May Edouin

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May Edouin (fl. 1900-1910) was a vaudeville artiste.


She was the daughter of the well-known comedian Willie Edouin (1846-1908)[1] and was married to fellow vaudevillian Fred Edwards, with whom she made up the Edouin-Edwards Company.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Described by Boonzaier (1923) as "a clever performer, bright, sparkling and humorous in everything she did", she appeared in Cape Town with in such as A Bachelor's Dream and The Kleptomaniacs at the start of the 20th century.


D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.433

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